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MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
republicans, one thing that blew up those negotiations obama said he needed more revenue, needed $1.2 trillion and that fell apart. but the other thing that's changeds is simply that the american people have weighed in an election and re-elected the president and tilts the see-saw in what democrats would like in a larger revenue. >> the economy is in a different position, the president actually did sign into law a series of cuts, he's proposed a lot in his 2013 budget. it's not like he's been stagnant. we've been having this argument throughout the presidential campaign and guess what? as we keep saying, americans said we're not buying it. the conditions have changed, the economy has changed, i think the outlook in the picture has changed. that's part of the reason the president is so firm about not going back to the debt ceiling conversation again and creating that level of instability and not bending on this issue of raisings the rates on the top 2%. >> yeah. i think -- >> go ahead. >> it's an important point. i think the american people are seeing that the president has already agr
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
and democrats to avoid the fiscal cliff over republicans. the same poll gave president obama his highest approval rating in three years, with 53% support. in the next hour and a half, president obama will continue the great reasonableness tour of 2012. visiting a middle class family in northern virginia with the aim of putting more pressure on congress to extend middle income tax cuts. majority leader harry reid did his part for the cause on the senate floor today. >> so it's apparent how this will end. the only question is, when will it end? it's how long will speaker boehner make middle class families wait for relief and how long will he force the financial markets to wait for uncertainty. >> joining the panel now, the sage of capitol hill, the seasonally elegant luke russert. >> thank you so much for having me. >> you get a special intro when you arrive on set a little late. thrilled to have you here, with ongoing deliberation on capitol hill, you are the eyes. >> eyes and ears hopefully. yet i'm here, congress is recessed this week. >> always a reason, my friend. the fact tha
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST
the republicans see that as really their only negotiating chip they have here. if president obama wants to avoid a debt limit fight, he is going to have to give a lot on entitlements, and that's where i think the fight is going to become -- the tax issue is obviously still there, but they want to see in exchange for higher tax rates, some sort of entitlement cuts, and they'll try to use the debt limit as that bargaining chip. what does that mean for the economy? this is long away from a over. >> luke, really quickly, do republicans really feel that putting forward entitlement cuts will make them more popular with the american people? do they think having this fight is a good idea politically? >> if they have entitlement cuts as part of this deal, they would make it through their marketing ways and there are better communications operatives than democrats, as we all discussed, that the president would own the entirement cuts. they're not worried about that. they would say the president owns that in 2014 and 2016. i mean, look at how they did that with the defense cuts as part of th
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
voting, and the republicans kind of stand by, and i think they're right to do that, because then you've got a trillion of revenue automatically locked in. then, you know, obama is asking for another $600 billion, and will he probably settle for less. that trade gets very easy to make, so this idea that they need to do it all at once, i think, is totally mistaken. >> don't you think that the president has been very firm about not making a deal unless the debt ceiling negotiations are included in the package, and to me that says i'm ready to play on entitlement because there's no way he is going to get anything from them unless he makes -- he plays on social security and medicare. >> they may know -- he may be are ready to play. they may know he is ready to play, but they don't want to play their hand first. they want him to make an offer. you know, there's a carlton plan, but it's a chaif plan, which boehner can't be backed in a corner and give in because of his own party. he is stuck. there the stupid party too, by the way, michael, if they think that this debt ceiling thing is really g
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
think it still plays into what president obama was talking about yesterday. on the heels of the election, this issue of economic disparity, this issue of workers versus -- you know, 2% versus 98%. i mean, this puts the republicans, again, in the position of standing on the side of, you know, big corporatings, not on the side of the 98% of the workers. that's where the president is trying to go with that messaging. >> it does and doesn't. i would argue the president's effort to bundle this, to use your word, that is not proven. no one has really married successfully the issue of a labor issue, say, in wisconsin or now michigan with the larger the middle class conversation. as a political issue, this is very different, i think, from a purely labor issue because labor is no longer -- labor used to be the democratic party's core. right now there is some disconnect between the labor movement and the sort of broader democratic constitch wednesdayys, you know, and many of which should have defined the last election. if you think of hispanics and women, these sht -- i mean, obviously th
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
, republicans are in favor of a tax cut? i don't feel that's moving too much to the center. >> mathematical sense, what obama has said is he wants to extend 98% of the tax cuts. he's also said i want to cut medicare in some ways and social security maybe later. but those are big ideological victories for the republican party, if you come to think about it. a lot of democrats would rather not think about cuts, they'd want to continue to do stimulus spending. >> the 2% they don't agree on is so important and symbolic for the democrats and something that president obama campaigned on and feels that, you know, he has a mandate to do, which is to raise taxes on the top 2%. >> to your point, jane, there's a sense of an emotional investment in not getting these top marginal tax cuts extended. i want to play sound from harry reid this morning on the floor. you get a sense the republican resistance is theater, but there is a genuine belief they cannot extend these things. let's listen to harry reid. >> how many times is charlie brown going to try to kick that football, because we kn
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)